FedEx and Dollar General have announced a strategic alliance that will enable US customers to drop off pre-packaged and pre-labeled FedEx Express or FedEx Ground shipments at Dollar General stores and pick up packages sent to their neighbourhood Dollar General.
The two companies plan to begin rolling out the service in more than 1,500 Dollar General stores in late summer 2019, building to a total of more than 8,000 stores by the end of 2020.
The Dollar General alliance will increase the FedEx Retail Convenience Network to more than 62,000 retail locations.
FedEx said that, by leveraging Dollar General’s strong rural store footprint, “more than 90% of Americans will ultimately live within five miles of a FedEx hold retail location”.
“Dollar General is the perfect retailer to help us meet the growing need for convenient, secure drop-off and pickup options in a variety of rural communities,” said Scott Harkins, senior vice president, Customer Experience Marketing, FedEx Services.